Pakistan’s renowned TV and film actor Rasheed Naz passed away on Monday after a protracted illness. He was 73. Actor’s daughter in law Madiha Rizvi announced it via her Instagram.
“Our dearest Baba Rashid Naz has left this world peacefully this morning,” she said, tagging her husband Hasan Noman in the post. Hasan is Madiha’s husband and Rashid Naz’s son; he has also appeared in various television features.
Various individuals from the film fraternity took to Instagram and twitter to pray for the departed soul.
Born in north-western Pakistan city of Peshawar on September 9, 1948, he appeared in various films and television shows and began his career with a Pashto television show in 1971. He also appeared in various Pashto, Hindko and Urdu tv shows.
His first film was ‘Zama Jung’, a Pashto feature which was released in 1988. His first Urdu film was ‘Dakait’ and his first hit Pakistan TV serial was ‘Namoos’.
He appeared in Shoaib Mansoor’s film Khuda Ke Liye (2007) with Fawad Khan, Shaan and Imaan Ali and Verna (2017) with Mahira Khan, Haroon Shahid and Zarrar Khan.